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lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise

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The look grows effectively drearier as the despair of the couple's torment sets in.
They see the architect as a wet kind of nuisance, eternally fingering his bow-tie on the edge of real life, and the planner as one of the drearier inhabitants of a dreary local government structure.
Hepburn would have been entirely out of her element in this darker, drearier, more depressing wartime city in which all the young men are fighting abroad, and the streets belong to old men, damaged men, foreign men and men with "old money and sour breath.
Without frosty, refreshing root beer on a hot summer day, everyone appears a little droopier and feels somewhat drearier.
Fertility rates, a strong indicator of women's health and education levels, paint an even drearier picture.
Besides the slow and spaced-out walks by models made it even drearier to watch.
Viewed historically, this building, like others designed by this firm, was a major step in the creation of that default modernism that banalized the brilliance of the Bauhaus and left New York a far drearier place.
They survive in the darker, drearier side of human rights violations--so violent it can be better described as atrocities.
Solar energy has long been touted as the solution to our energy woes, but while it is plentiful and free, it can't be bottled up and transported from sunny locations to the drearier -- but more energy-hungry -- parts of the world.
A night had begun which was to continue perhaps for months--a longer and drearier night than that which voyagers are compelled to endure, when their ship is ice-bound, throughout the winter, in the Arctic Ocean" (6:215).
She compared old Baby with old people, and thought that animals would be drearier when they became old and were "cut off from all its world of struggle".
In fact, happy chatter can be the perfect foil for life's drearier details and demands.
Auerbach proposes that the "strangeness" she finds within Beaux's paintings, and between the paintings and viewers, results from "a self-sufficiency that may trouble stereotypes but without which we would have feebler art and drearier lives," and "pride that energizes Beaux's subjects [and] was the heart of her work" (81).
The drearier facts released in the survey certainly aren't weighing on recent graduates, though.